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Caraway Seeds Carum carvi

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Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $10.95
1/4 Pound $26.95 38% Notify Me
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  • Versatile heirloom perennial
  • A tasty culinary herb, used in breads and cheeses
  • Can be cooked as a root vegetable much like parsnips

Product Description

For best results, caraway seeds should be planted in dry, well-drained soil. Caraway is a versatile culinary herb that is commonly used in breads – particularly rye bread, and also occasionally to flavor cheeses such as havarti. Caraway is also used to spice certain sweet-tasting liqueurs. Caraway can also be cooked as a root vegetable much like parsnip or carrot.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Caraway Seeds
    Botanical Name:Carum carvi
    Life Cycle:Biennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Bush
    Features:Heirloom, Culinary, Medicinal, Outdoor
    Plant Spacing:8-12 inches
    Planting Depth:1/2 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow, Start Indoors
    Cold Stratification:No
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Caraway

    When to Plant Caraway Seeds

    Sow caraway seeds outdoors in spring or autumn. For an early start, sow caraway in spring as early as the soil can be worked, about the date of the average last frost. Seeds sown in spring will not produce flowers or seeds until the second summer. If starting indoors, do so 3-4 weeks before the average last frost.

    Where to Plant Caraway Seeds

    Caraway grows best in well-drained sandy soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. It prefers full sun conditions but can tolerate partial shade.

    How to Plant Caraway Seeds

    Add aged compost to planting beds in advance of planting. If starting indoors, press seeds into potting soil surface and cover lightly with vermiculite. For outdoor starts, sow seed shallowly, about 1/4th to 1/2 of an inch deep. Space caraway plants 8 inches apart, with rows 18-24 inches apart, and then thin successful plants from 12-18 inches apart when seedlings are about 4 inches tall. Water evenly and regularly until plants are established. After, caraway can be left nearly dry in between waterings. Stop watering when flowers begin to form. Fertilize lightly when seedlings are 3 inches tall and again when flowers appear.

    How to Harvest Caraway

    To harvest, cut caraway leaves from spring onward the first year. During the second year, harvest after flowering but before seeds fall to the ground. Cut flower heads as seeds turn from yellowish to brown. Harvest roots as soon as flowering is finished. Allow seeds to dry out and turn brown. Place a paper bag around seed heads, allowing seeds to drop in the bag as they ripen.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 30 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 150 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 600 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 12,500 Sq. Ft

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